Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Keep Highway 15 Out of Jackson County

Wayne Brown and MDOT held public meetings in Harrison, Stone & Perry Counties about the proposed improvements to State Route 15/57. All these counties are in the path of Alternative B. On the other hand the residents of Jackson, George & Green Counties who are in the path of Alternative C will not have any meetings held in their counties. Apparently we are not going to be allowed the same open forum public meetings to voice our opinions and opposition the residents of Harrison, Stone & Perry Counties enjoyed. The residents of Latimer do not wish to have highway 15 moved to their community. Wayne Brown and MDOT's backhanded attempt to keep those along Alternative C from learning these "proposed improvements" might affect them are shameful. And shame on the Sun Herald for not letting the residents of Jackson County know they should attend the meeting in D'Iberville (Harrison County).

Good news MDOT has agreed to hold a meeting in Latimer.


Jan's Funny Farm said...

Uh-oh. Someone's got egg on their face and going to have to face the music. That's not a nice way to treat your residents.

Alasandra said...

The local newspaper is partly to blame. Nothing in their article about the meeting in D'Iberville mentioned Jackson County being a possible route. If it had Latimer residents would have been at the meeting. As it was we learned of it secondhand and when we asked for a meeting were told that we had already had our meeting in D'Iberville. You know the one we didn't know about.

richard harper said...

me and my family live on wire rd in vancleave, maybe five seconds from larue and latimer! the held a meeting yesterday at the latimer community center about the path of hwy 15, we already know it will run straight thru or front yard, which willhave to move from or homstead of over 50 years! losing ponds,wood shops,barns and most of all memories!!!!!!!!!! IT NEEDS TO GO ELSEWHERE!!!!!